Applications are now open for the WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight workshop.

The workshop will provide a space to bring together 36 young New Zealanders of Māori descent (aged 18 – 25) explore a preferred future for post-Treaty settlement New Zealand. It is a collaboration between the McGuinness Institute and the New Zealand Treasury and will be held from 5 pm Sunday, 19 November 2017 to the evening of Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

If you are between 18 and 25 years of age, identify with a specific iwi, hapū or as urban Māori, and are interested in attending this workshop, please fill in an application form here.

There are 36 spaces available in the workshop, including six for workshop interns. Registrations close on Monday, 2 October 2017. All New Zealand travel and accommodation costs are covered.

The workshop outputs will include a booklet published in print and online, and a final presentation at Government House to be held on 22 November 2017.

More about WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight
From 19 – 22 November 2017 participants will engage with and learn from policy analysts within the New Zealand Treasury, Māori leaders in a variety of fields and indigenous foresight practitioners. The discussion aims to build a shared understanding of the role of foresight and strategy, and to create a platform for participants to articulate their vision for a post-Treaty settlement New Zealand to an audience at Government House. They will also explore the complexities of possible barriers to achieving that vision, with a focus on public policy tools.

Background to McGuinness Institute workshops
The McGuinness Institute is dedicated to the principle of inclusiveness by providing platforms and opportunities for New Zealanders, with a particular focus on amplifying the voices of young people between 18 and 25. The workshops bring together young people from all over New Zealand to discuss a policy issue at the New Zealand Treasury and present their findings. To learn more about previous workshops like TacklingPovertyNZLocalNZ, LongTermNZ and LivingStandardsNZ, see the workshops page on our website.